RMU announces chair of the Public Art Committee


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MOON TOWNSHIP — Robert Morris University has named local artist Cindy Gilberti as the chair of the Public Art Committee.

Gilberti hosted painting workshops on campus during the summer, which brought local attention to Wheatley Center.

She is currently the owner of Gilberti Fine Art Studio and Gallery in Coraopolis and was formerly the president of the West Hills Art League.

Gilberti is also the vice president of the Pittsburgh Pastels Artists League and has showcased her artwork throughout the area, including Clearview Credit Union, North Hills Art Center and Robin Hill Park.

Before her current position as chair of the Public Art Committee, she was a technical writer for Dick’s Sporting Goods.

In an email from President Howard, he discusses the purpose and benefits of the Public Art Committee.

“RMU formed the Public Art Committee in 2012 to oversee the acquisition, preservation and placement of artwork on campus, and to develop and implement public art policies,” said President Howard. “Cindy is a founding member of this volunteer committee, which is also charged with better integrating art into the campus community and providing opportunities for student engagement.”

Gilberti’s position as chair was in effect immediately.